South Africa beach wedding: Peter + Ingrid

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So excited to show off Peter & Ingrid’s sublimely gorgeous summery beach wedding, another beauty from We Love Pictures. Right away, these two knew they wanted to have a relaxed, hippie-esque wedding on the water, very easy going and fun, complete with Bob Marley music & the whole nine yards. Ingrid, an artist, also knew she had to do everything herself – from decor to music to florals – creating a completely unique and unforgettable look.

The details are just beautiful, very earthy and creative – flower garland headbands, more than 500 origami birds for place cards & decor, mixed wildflowers & exotic arrangements, and so much more.

Obvs, family & friends played a huge part in planning the day – Ingrid’s Mom even made her dress! The way she described it sounds way better than any bridal dress shopping spree we’ve heard of:

“What an unforgettable time! Randomly buying beautiful pieces of silk, net and lace, no clue how we are going to put it all together (mom is also an artist at heart!). We spent months experimenting and playing with the layers and layers of fabric, drinking a lot of coffee and wine, laughing our butts off, and in the end “ooh and aah”! It was one of the experiences I’ll treasure forever.”

Ingrid & her Mom also collected all the different flowers, fynbos, and Proteas from around the area, putting the best in their DIY bouquets, and sticking the rest in pretty glass vases at random to create these wildly beautiful centerpieces.

Each table had its own unique fabric, handpicked by Ingrid and sewn up by her grandmother.

Um, fresh baked bread from an outdoor oven on the beach? Definitely in the running for most delicious wedding food of the year.

Aren’t the origami birds just amazing next to the pretty twinkling lights? Just think – 500 of them had to be folded by hand. Incredible. They sure are beautiful, though!

You can almost feel the love radiating from the photos – such a beautiful event. Congrats, Peter & Ingrid!

Photography: We Love Pictures / Location: Strandkombuis, Yzerfontein, Western Cape

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Chocolate Fountain Hire - Hot Chocolates on Apr 4, 2011

God - it must have taken hours to do all those brids!!! Lovely pics - so jealous of the beach :(

Rebecca Dreiling on Apr 4, 2011

That's just lovely. I've grown tired of beach weddings, but after viewing this set, my perspective has been refreshed. What a lovely wedding.

welovepictures on Apr 4, 2011

It was a very different beach wedding Rebecca. Moody, over cast weather rolled in over the sunshine and left it with such a unique atmosphere. Sometimes bad weather makes a great difference. haha, it's mad but true in this case anyway.

Renee on Apr 4, 2011

I love the feel of this wedding! So so beautiful. The location and decor is breathtaking.

sara @ the by & by on Apr 4, 2011

Umm are you sure the groom isn't Owen Wilson?? Lucky girl...

Jen on Apr 4, 2011

This wedding has such a beautiful feel. And that groom looks just like Owen Wilson! yes!

Samantha on Apr 4, 2011

Those paper cranes are gorgeous! wowowow.

Lacey @ Lacey Wagner Events on Apr 4, 2011

500 origami birds folded by hand? Jeez Louise, That's amazing!

albeit dot dot dot on Apr 4, 2011

This is by far the most "relaxed" beach wedding ever. I love the how casual and natural the scene is. Not too staged. And OMGosh, how amazing are those cranes!!

5 Star Weddings on Apr 5, 2011

Such a pretty wedding, love the hanging lights, so romantic!

KB {} on Apr 5, 2011

We love the paper cranes and the bride's somewhat simple look is stunning.

Alisha - Vintage Caribbean on Apr 5, 2011

Gorgeous origami !

Sharlene - Sweet Stella on Apr 5, 2011

Breathtaking, i agree those cranes look amazing. I love the all the details and every image is just gorgeous.

Kristen | The Wedding Lens on Apr 5, 2011

What a fresh take on a beach wedding! Those hanging vases are simply adorable!

Aprilette on Apr 6, 2011

I think beach weddings are pretty romantic. This is such a beautiful wedding. The bride really looks very pretty with her soft curls, her hair is quite perfect for her outfit. Thanks for posting some photos, they simply look awesome! The couple look so in love...♥

Emma Sharkey on Apr 6, 2011

What a gorgeous GORGEOUS weding. Fabulous photography and looks like lots of fun was had by all! E X

jenn {bow tie & bustle} on Apr 7, 2011

Loving the cranes! So incredibly stunning against the rustic beach decor and venue!!

Michelle VanTine on Apr 10, 2011

what a beautiful couple. Excellent work on the photography, great composition. I love the shot of their feet with the reflection of the couple in the water, GREAT eye!

Weddingish on Apr 18, 2011

now this is a TRUE destination wedding... how marvelous. And that photo of their reflection in the sand... so special.

wedding favor directory on Jan 4, 2013

I like the photo of their name written using rocks in the sand so beautiful. Perfect kind of beach wedding. Also the menu list is classic.

Robe de mariée on Mar 25, 2013

All the details of the wedding are great. I really love this wedding.

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